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Easy Brownie Mix Cookies (Made With Just 3 Ingredients!)

This quick & easy brownie mix cookies recipe turns out deliciously fudgy and chewy brownie cookies from a boxed mix in just about 15 minutes! With just 3 ingredients, this recipe is ideal for beginner bakers (and busy moms)…

brownie mix cookies on a wire cooling rack with a black and white towel

Easier Than Easy Brownie Mix Cookies

All hail the world’s easiest cookie! Well, short of picking up a tube of premade cookie dough at the grocery store… But where’s the fun in that?! These deliciously rich, chewy, and fudgy brownie mix cookies straddle the line between store bought and homemade perfectly.

Wait just a minute, can brownie mix really be made into cookies? Yes!!! With just 5 minutes of prep time, you can be noshing on warm from the oven brownie cookies in just about 15 minutes total. Cross my heart — they’re THAT EASY!

Okay, so you know that terrifying/aggravating moment when your kid comes to you at 10:00pm on a school night and tells you he or she needs a treat for the bake sale the next morning? What, your child has never done that?!?! Bless you, sweet mama — your day is comin’…

But yeah, it’s just one more reason to pin this brownie mix cookie recipe STAT. Because when you’re armed with it, plus a box of your favorite brownie mix, you’re ready for anything that comes your way!

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ingredients for brownie cookies from brownie mix in a glass mixing bowl

Ingredients For Making Brownie Cookies From Brownie Mix

Got a box of brownie mix lurking in your pantry? You can make these cookies! Don’t have one? What kind of person even are you?! J/K, but seriously, you’re going to want to keep at least one box on hand from now until forever. Because the only ingredients you need for this recipe are:

  • your favorite brownie mix (mine is Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme)
  • vegetable oil (any light flavored oil: canola, coconut, avocado, etc.)
  • and one or two eggs
  • chocolate chips or chunks are optional, but highly recommended

It almost seems too good to be true, doesn’t it! But yeah, you only need 3 ingredients — four if you’re a chocoholic like myself. You might also consider picking up these tools, if you don’t already have them (they will make baking ANY cookie infinitely easier):

Okay, are you ready to make some brownie mix cookies now? Let’s do this!

how to make cookies from brownie mix dough scooped onto baking sheet

How To Make Cookies From Brownie Mix

Honestly, now that I’m getting ready to tell you how to make these brownie cookies, I’m wondering if I should even call this a recipe, LOL. It pretty much goes like this:

  1. Dump the boxed brownie mix into a bowl. In the case of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme mix that I used, it comes with a packet of chocolate syrup. Go ahead and squeeze that in, as well. By the way, Ghirardelli has absolutely no idea who I am. I just happen to love, LOVE their brownie mixes!
  2. Add 1/2 cup of your preferred vegetable oil. If you’re curious, I happen to use avocado oil for just about all of my cooking and baking, but any light flavored oil will work here.
  3. Add one large egg — OR one large egg + one egg yolk (more on this in a moment).
  4. Now stir, stir, and stir some more. The brownie mix cookie batter is VERY thick, so you will need to do a lot of scraping to mix it all together, which is why I adore this spoonula spatula.
  5. If you’re adding chocolate chips or chunks, go ahead and fold them in now. I used the Private Selection 62% Cacao Dark Chocolate Chunks from Kroger, and they are SO good! Plus the square shape makes these simple & easy cookies made with brownie mix look a little more upscale.

fudgy brownie cookies from box broken in half on cooling rack

Brownie Cookies Made With One Egg Or Two?

Okay, so it’s really one egg OR one egg plus one egg yolk, and the deciding factor is pretty much how ooey-gooey you want your brownie mix cookies recipe to turn out…

Think about what you typically reach for when faced with a freshly baked pan of brownies. Do you go for one of the outer squares with the crispy edges or head straight for the chewy, fudgy center squares. You can totally customize these brownie cookies from a box to suit either choice.

Are you a crispy edges kind of brownie lover? Stick with one large egg for a crispier brownie cookie. But if that soft and chewy center brownie piece is what captures your heart, add one large egg plus one egg yolk for a chewier cookie.

chocolate brownie cookies with chocolate chunks on a wire cooling rack

Tips For The Best Chocolate Brownie Cookies

So here’s the thing… Even though we’re making boxed brownie mix cookies, it doesn’t mean that we don’t want them to look bougie and beautiful, you know like they’re totally NOT from a mix. Am I right? Well, it just so happens I have a few parting tips that make ALL the difference.

  • Use a medium cookie scoop to portion out the dough. This will not only ensure that all of your cookies are the same shape and size, but it’s also the size that I tested for the bake time listed in the recipe. This size scoop equals two tablespoons, so in a pinch, that’s how much dough you should use per cookie. Also, these cookies spread quite a bit, so I recommend only portioning out 8 to a baking sheet.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. These cookies are fairly delicate and will stick to the pan otherwise.
  • Add extra chocolate chips or chunks for prettier cookies. This tip works for any and every kind of cookie that contains baking chips or mix-ins! Press 2-3 chips/chunks into each dough ball after portioning them out with the scoop. The “extras” will stay on the top of the cookie while it’s baking, making them look extra luscious.
  • Don’t over bake your cookies! These brownie mix cookies can quickly go from perfect to over baked, so it’s important to use visual cues as much as baking time. My cookies were perfectly cooked at 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven, but I would recommend starting to check them around the 9-minute mark. They’re done when they’re no longer shiny on top, even though they may still look slightly underbaked overall.
  • Don’t try to transfer these cookies to a cooling rack immediately. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, and then you can safely move them to your cooling rack.

cookies made with brownie mix with a black and white towel
Have I convinced you to try this ridiculously easy brownie cookie recipe, yet?

Just to quickly recap: it’s just 3 ingredients (4 if you add chocolate chips), 5 minutes to mix up and portion out, and 10 minutes to bake. And they’re cool enough to eat in just about 5 more minutes! Who wants to wait 45 minutes to an hour for a pan of brownies to cool? NOT ME!

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Easy Brownie Mix Cookies

Easy Brownie Mix Cookies

Yield: 22-24 brownie mix cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This quick & easy brownie mix cookies recipe turns out deliciously fudgy and chewy brownie cookies from a boxed mix in just about 15 minutes! With just 3 ingredients, this recipe is ideal for beginner bakers (and busy moms)...

Ingredients

  • 1 (18-oz.) boxed brownie mix (try Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil of choice
  • 1 large egg (or 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk)*
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks (optional, but highly recommended)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the brownie mix, oil, and egg (or egg + egg yolk). Note that the batter will be very thick. Fold in the chocolate chips or chunks now, if desired.
  3. Use a medium cookie scoop to portion out the batter into 2-tablespoon balls. The cookies will spread while baking, so I recommend only placing 8 cookies per baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes. My cookies were perfectly cooked at 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven, but I would recommend starting to check them around the 9-minute mark. They’re done when they’re no longer shiny on top, even though they may still look slightly underbaked overall.
  5. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

Notes

*One egg OR one egg + one egg yolk:
Are you a crispy edges kind of brownie lover? Stick with one large egg for a crispier brownie cookie. But if that soft and chewy center brownie piece is what captures your heart, add one large egg plus one egg yolk for a chewier cookie.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 22 Serving Size: 1 brownie cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 7.9gSaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 8.4mgSodium: 94.1mgCarbohydrates: 19.6gFiber: 0.7gSugar: 13.1gProtein: 1g

Note: nutrition calculated on basic 3-ingredient recipe without chocolate chunks.

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Abigail Raines

Friday 10th of April 2020

I always try to make cookies from scratch but it can be time-consuming so I am happy that these delectable cookies are saving me so much time and effort! Every bite of those morsels are heaven to me!

Deanne

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

Your recipe caught my eye with two phrases- three ingredients and busy mom. YES! Loved these, thank you!

Carrie Robinson

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

I have a box of brownie mix in the pantry. Definitely going to try this recipe. :)

Capri

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

I wish I could just eat these right off the screen! Looks so tasty! I can not wait to make these :)

Carrie Robinson

Friday 6th of March 2020

Oh yum! Such a genius idea to use brownie mix to make cookies. :)

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